Ceramike - Background Information

British Studio Pottery

Winchcombe slipware mug decorated by Pat Groom Michael Cardew Wenford Bridge bowl Phil Rogers finger wiped vase

Tiled sign on the Leach Pottery in St. Ives

In 1920 Bernard Leach returned from Japan with Hamada Shoji to found the Leach Pottery in St. Ives.
Click the Leach Pottery tiles above to view a Leach St. Ives potters family tree.

Plate Design Evolution

Leach Pottery - Plate Design

Old Standard Ware Range

Leach Pottery - Old Standardware Range

British Studio Potters' Marks - New Edition

York Art Gallery
York Art Gallery - Centre of Ceramic Art

New Centre of Ceramic Art - Opening Soon

Ladi Kwali - Winchcombe 1962

Remembering Mick Casson - 10 Years On
David Ballantyne - 25 Years on

The Ballantyne famlily have created a new website as a tribute to David on the 25th anniversary of his passing.

Pot Easel

The Pot Easel

A precision engineered adjustable oak stand, just right for your cherished plate, charger or dish.

Now also available in Black!

Form and Function

Functional pottery is made to be used and at the same time give pleasure to the user. Click one of the pots below to view my gallery by form and make your judgement on how well the potter has fulfilled his or her task.

Click on a pot to enter

Recent Gallery Images

David Leach massive floor vase  Susanne Lukacs-Ringel wood fired plate  Leach Pottery, St.Ives - Coffee Set 


Wendy Salt (Aislaby Pottery) - Click to enter the saleroom  Warren MacKenzie - American Potter - Click to enter bookshop   Lisa Katzenstein Vase - Click to enter the saleroom 

Recent Updates

01/08/2015 Home - David Ballantyne
28/07/2015 Museums - York Art Gallery
27/07/2015 Gallery - Style change
16/07/2015 Home - British Studio Potters' Marks
16/07/2015 Festivals - Art in Clay 2015
16/07/2015 Exhibitions - Long Room Gallery
16/07/2015 Gallery - Mick Casson bin
16/07/2015 Gallery - Wenford Bridge Pottery Jug
16/07/2015 Gallery - Mike Dodd vase
16/07/2015 Gallery - Mike Dodd vase
16/07/2015 Gallery - David Leach vase
16/07/2015 Gallery - Susanne Lukacs-Ringel salt
16/07/2015 Gallery - Susanne Lukacs-Ringel plate
16/07/2015 Gallery - Susanne Lukacs-Ringel plate
16/07/2015 Gallery - Susanne Lukacs-Ringel plate
16/07/2015 Gallery - Susanne Lukacs-Ringel plate
16/07/2015 Bookshop - Lots of books sold
20/02/2015 Gallery - Leach Pottery Coffee Set
14/01/2015 Gallery - Leach Pottery Mead Set
08/12/2014 Exhibitions - Michael Cardew
02/12/2014 Gallery - Phil Rogers
02/12/2014 Gallery - Geoffery Whiting
02/12/2014 Gallery - Robert Sanderson
05/11/2014 Noticeboard - Sidney Tustin
01/11/2014 Exhibitions - Oxford Fair
15/10/2014 Gallery - Mick Casson
14/10/2014 Gallery - Tim Lake
12/10/2014 Exhibitions - David and Margaret Frith
27/09/2014 Leach Pottery - Shima Kara Shima E
27/09/2014 Newlyn - Jack Doherty
22/09/2014 Pot Sales - Hugh West jar sold
20/09/2014 Bookshop - Jim Malone sold
20/09/2014 Bookshop - Takeshi Yasuda sold
05/09/2014 Pot Sales - Mick Casson vase sold
05/09/2014 Noticeboard - Paul Rice Gallery
04/09/2014 Gallery - Leach Pottery
25/08/2014 Pot Sales - Ten new pots
22/08/2014 Bookshop - Ryoji Koei book sold
20/08/2014 Bookshop - Lots of books added
07/07/2014 Gallery - Eddie Hopkins
06/07/2014 Festivals - Earth and Fire 2014
14/06/2014 Richard Batterham at Slader's Yard, Dorset
04/06/2014 Gallery - Michael Cardew
04/06/2014 Gallery - Phil Rogers
03/06/2014 Home - Peter Swanson
15/05/2014 Gallery - Jim Malone
15/05/2014 Gallery - Jim Malone
15/05/2014 Gallery - Jim Malone
15/04/2014 Links - Wood Fired Kilns
13/04/2014 Gallery - 4 Jos Pottery tankards
12/04/2014 Gallery - Colin Pearson
01/04/2014 Gallery - Peter Swanson
01/04/2014 Exhibitions - Mike Dodd

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Lidded jar by Colin Pearson Brush pot by Geoffrey Whiting Teapot by Mark Griffiths Jug by Mick Casson Dish from tha Leach Pottery Bowl by Simon Leach Tea cup by David Lloyd-Jones Vase by Phil Rogers